BSc Accounting and Management with a Year Abroad (2020 entry)


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Degree of Bachelor of Science



Prepare for a high-flying career as a management or company accountant. Discover the technical knowledge and communication skills that could set you on the path to being a financial director or even a CEO.

This degree, offered by Norwich Business School (NBS), will prepare you to work in the heart of businesses and the decisions they make. You will learn how to influence the future of the businesses you’ll work in, coming up with new ideas and strategies costing them, and presenting them in compelling ways. This is the day-to-day business of the management accountant, and you’ll get first-hand experience of it on this course.

Accounting and management is a common route to the top of business, so if you have ambitions to go all the way, and if you don’t just love working with numbers but also with people, this degree is ideal.

You don’t need to have studied business before to thrive on this degree. You just need to be diligent, accurate, numerate and a keen communicator.

Overview

About the course

On the BSc Accounting and Management you will gain the skills essential to working at the centre of a business’s decision-making, influencing its future direction.
 
Your degree will prepare you for a successful career as a management accountant or financial director. You’ll learn the financial accounting skills needed to ask the right questions and collect and interpret the relevant information. You’ll also learn how to effectively present this information to decision-makers, and how to make recommendations and decisions of your own. You will take accountancy and management modules, learning important accountancy skills and management theories. You’ll also have freedom to design your own course, choosing from a wealth of optional modules so. you can focus on the areas of management and accountancy that interest you most. For example, strategic management, resource management, HR management financial accounting, audit, or tax modules.

On this course you will develop your written and presentation skills, becoming a confident, passionate and persuasive communicator who can take complex accounting and financial information and present it in a way that’s simple, engaging and clear.
 
We have a Partnership arrangement with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) who hold regional meetings, which you are invited to attend.
 
You will graduate with examination exemptions from the CIMA. Depending on the modules you choose you’ll also have the chance to gain exemptions from other professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.
 
We are ranked 6th for Accounting and Finance in the Guardian league table 2018. We were in the top 5 in the UK for overall satisfaction for Finance, Marketing, Management Studies and Business Studies in the National Student Survey 2017. And we were 9th for the quality of our research and 17th overall in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). 

Course structure

Our BSc undergraduate degrees share a common first year. This structure means you’ll get a broad view of business, and can be confident you are on the right course for you. As you progress through your degree you will be able to specialise and tailor your studies to the areas that you find most interesting and that are most relevant for your career goals. 

Year 1

Across six fascinating compulsory modules you’ll explore the essentials of modern business. This will give you an excellent grounding in not just management and accounting, but also economics, organisational behaviour, human resources management, marketing, supply chain management, and operations management. By the end of your first year, you won’t just have a firm foundation of your chosen subject, you’ll understand all the key disciplines of business. Throughout your future career you are likely to work closely with these disciplines so this understanding is extremely valuable – being able to communicate with and understand other disciplines is a crucial part of management accounting. And should you discover during your first year that your true passion lies with one of these other subjects, you are welcome to change pathways in order to focus on it.
 

Year 2

After exploring all the essentials of business in your first year, you’ll move on to compulsory modules in management and accounting in your second year. You’ll also choose two optional modules from any of those offered by NBS. This means you can start to tailor your expertise to your interests and the goals you have for after graduation. You can also study a language.
 

Year 3

In your third year you will study abroad at one of a range of partner institutions. 
 
Year 4

In your fourth year you’ll take just one compulsory module, in Advanced Management Accounting. The rest of your modules will be optional and can be chosen from any of those offered by NBS. You can also study a language. 
 
This means you can continue to specialise according to your career aspirations. For example, you might choose to give your studies an international flavour by choosing International Financial Services, International Business and a language. Or you could focus on the UK by taking modules focused on UK tax and auditing. 
 
The annual NBS Modules Fair will help you choose the right options for you. Some third year options are only available if you’ve taken specific second year modules, but we can advise you on this.
 

Teaching and learning

Throughout your degree you will hone your skills and build your knowledge through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops. 
 
All our teaching is informed by the latest research and real-world business experience. That means that you will benefit from the latest thinking in the industry. Business is ever-changing, so you won’t just learn to understand, evaluate and utilise the current leading theories, you’ll also develop the critical skills needed to examine and put to use any new theories and methods that come to the fore during your career. 

 

Independent study

You will also learn through self-directed study – a skill that’s highly prized by employers. Depending on the modules you choose you might undertake IT lab work, working using online resources to practice textbook questions. You’ll also do various projects, including solving a live business problem for a real company and presenting your findings to them. We’ve worked with organisations such as the East Anglian Zoological Society and Aviva on past projects. 
 
You can also choose to enhance your studies by getting involved in the studentled, extracurricular accountancy and business societies. 

Teamwork and communication

During your first year and some of your second and third year modules you will work alongside students from other NBS degrees. This will build your teamwork and communication skills, as well as helping you gain insight into other business disciplines. 
 
To be a successful management accountant, you need more than technical know-how. You need to be able to communicate your findings and ideas to non-specialists and those without an accounting or financial background.

Working alongside other NBS students during your degree is a great way to develop this skill. We also attract students from the UK and all over the world, so the relationships you build here will also be great practice if you aspire to an international career, or to working for a multinational company. 
 
Guest speakers

During your time at UEA, you will gain unique insights from leading industry figures, including people from the ‘big four’ accounting firms. Our ‘Inside Business’ seminar series features guest speakers from the business world, including UEA alumni. In the past we’ve heard from alumni working in both highlevel and graduate roles in accounting and management. These seminars are a chance to gain insights into the transition from student to business life, with speakers openly sharing their experiences and advice. These events also provide you with excellent opportunities to connect with businesses, fellow students and staff from across the School.  

Employability

Your career is our priority, and employability is embedded in our degrees in all sorts of innovative ways, from guest speakers from industry and projects with real businesses, to accreditations and exemptions from key professional bodies. During our flagship Employability Week each year you can meet potential employers and speak to successful UEA alumni about how they got where they are now. 

Assessment

On this course, 80% of your marks will come from the final exam, which is a requirement of the professional bodies, and 20% from coursework.
 

Study abroad

You will spend your third year studying at one of our partner universities in Europe, Australia, North America or Asia. This will add an international flavour to your studies, build your contacts, and show future employers that you have what it takes to succeed on an international stage. You will return to UEA in the fourth year to finish your degree.

After the Course

In an ever-changing and increasingly complex world one thing is certain, Norwich Business School is where great business careers begin. Our degrees have a proven track record of leading to successful careers in accounting, management and financial services.
 
After the course you could go on to work as a management accountant, a company accountant, or in planning and costing. Later in your career you might progress to financial director or even CEO. You’ll also be well prepared to start your own business, or to take your family business to new heights. 
 
You could work in any number of industries, from manufacturing, to retail, to the service industries, media, arts, entertainment, sport and more, at multinational and major companies such as Sky, Unilever, Manchester United and British Airways. All businesses need to be able to make decisions based on financial information, so the list is endless. 
 

Career destinations

  • Management accountant
  • Company accountant
  • Senior manager
  • Financial director
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Entrepreneur

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs

Accreditaiton

Exemptions are available from the three most widely recognised accounting bodies: the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
 

Course Modules 2020/1

Year 1U

 

Compulsory Modules (120 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-4107A INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-4108B INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20
NBS-4109A MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR 20
NBS-4110B INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANCE 20
NBS-4111B INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-4112A THE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT 20


 

Year 2U

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module. You can only choose 20 credits worth of PPL modules per year. You can only choose 20 credits worth of level 4 modules in Year 2.

Compulsory Modules ( 80 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5101A FINANCIAL REPORTING 20
NBS-5104B MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20
NBS-5109A MANAGING PEOPLE 20
NBS-5133A STRATEGIC AWARENESS AND ANALYSIS 20

Options Range A


Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5103B AUDIT AND ASSURANCE 20
NBS-5105B MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5106B PERSONAL AND CORPORATE TAXATION 20
NBS-5107B PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN ACCOUNTANCY PRACTICE 20
NBS-5108B STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5111B BUSINESS ETHICS 20
NBS-5113B WORK PSYCHOLOGY 20
NBS-5115B BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 20
NBS-5118B OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5119B PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5129B EMPLOYMENT LAW 20
NBS-5134B MANAGING IN EMERGING MARKETS 20
NBS-5135B CASES IN ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS 20
PPLB4014B BEGINNERS' FRENCH II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4015B BEGINNERS' FRENCH I - A1 CEFR (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4019B BEGINNERS' GERMAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4023B BEGINNERS' SPANISH II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4024B BEGINNERS' SPANISH I - A1 CEFR (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4030B BEGINNERS' ARABIC II 20
PPLB4032B INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II 20
PPLB4033B INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4035B BEGINNERS' CHINESE II 20
PPLB4037B BEGINNERS' GREEK II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4039B BEGINNERS' ITALIAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4041B BEGINNERS' JAPANESE II 20
PPLB4042B BEGINNERS' JAPANESE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4044B BEGINNERS' RUSSIAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4045B BEGINNERS' ARABIC I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4047B BEGINNERS' GERMAN I (SPRING START) - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4051B BEGINNERS' CHINESE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB5032B INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5033B INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5034B INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5036B INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II 20
PPLB5037B INTERMEDIATE GREEK II 20
PPLB5038B INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II 20
PPLB5040B INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II 20
PPLB5044B ADVANCED ENGLISH II - B2 CEFR 20
PPLB5045B ENGLISH ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS 20
PPLB5061B INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II 20


 

Year YU

 

Compulsory Modules (120 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5001Y NBS YEAR ABROAD 120


 

Year 3U

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module. You can only choose 20 credits worth of PPL modules per year. You can only choose 20 credits worth of level 5 modules in Year 3.

Compulsory Modules ( 20 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6101A ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20

Options Range A


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6102A CORPORATE REPORTING 20
NBS-6103A PROFESSIONAL VALUES 20
NBS-6109A FINANCIAL MODELLING 20
NBS-6110A INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6112A INNOVATION MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6113A CURRENT TOPICS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS 20
NBS-6123A COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY FOR MANAGERS 20
NBS-6124A EUROPEAN BUSINESS: BRUSSELS, BUSINESS, BREXIT AND BEYOND 20
NBS-6127A MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6128A STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 20

Options Range B


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5102A QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5114A BUSINESS FINANCE 20
NBS-5116A INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5117A INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5125A BUSINESS AND COMPANY LAW 20
NBS-5126A ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5127A INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-5131A EMPLOYABLITY, CREATIVITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-5132A KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND GLOBAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-6102A CORPORATE REPORTING 20
NBS-6103A PROFESSIONAL VALUES 20
NBS-6109A FINANCIAL MODELLING 20
NBS-6110A INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6112A INNOVATION MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6113A CURRENT TOPICS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS 20
NBS-6123A COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY FOR MANAGERS 20
NBS-6124A EUROPEAN BUSINESS: BRUSSELS, BUSINESS, BREXIT AND BEYOND 20
NBS-6127A MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6128A STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 20
PPLB5032B INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5033B INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5034B INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5036B INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II 20
PPLB5037B INTERMEDIATE GREEK II 20
PPLB5038B INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II 20
PPLB5040B INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II 20
PPLB5044B ADVANCED ENGLISH II - B2 CEFR 20
PPLB5045B ENGLISH ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS 20
PPLB5061B INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II 20

Options Range C


Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6104B ADVANCED TAXATION 20
NBS-6105B INTERNATIONAL AND STRATEGIC HUMAN RESEOURCE MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6106B BUILDING STRENGTHS AT WORK 20
NBS-6108B THE DYNAMIC ORGANISATION:PRACTICING ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6111B RISK MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6114B CRITICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS 20
NBS-6115B CRITICAL ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6117B SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:STRATEGY AND DESIGN 20
NBS-6130B CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY 20
NBS-6133B GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN 20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies or BBB excluding General Studies with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Highers AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM excluding BTEC Public Services and Business Administration
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (Year 1 entry)

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (Year 1 entry)

International Year One in Business Managment and Economics (Year 2 entry)

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

GCSE Offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Course Open To

UK and overseas applicants.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS number for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

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